Information on Round Rock's Community Development planning and administration.
Community Needs Assessment
Each year (usually in February and March) the Community Development Office conducts public hearings to find out what Round Rock residents perceive as the most pressing human service needs in their community. If funding permits, a Community Needs Assessment Survey is administered at the same time through the City website. This assessment is considered and applied to the decision-making process to develop programs and activities for the annual Action Plans (see below) and create funding strategies in the 5-year Consolidated Plan.
Five-Year Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan (or ConPlan) is a five-year strategic planning document that also serves as the City’s application for CDBG funds from HUD. The ConPlan states the City’s priorities and goals for community development, which are developed with public input from the Community Needs Assessment. The City Council adopts the ConPlan by resolution every five years. HUD then allocates funding on a formula basis set by Congress, which is distributes annually to grantees.
Community Development Action Plans
Action Plans are components of the ConPlan that are submitted to HUD each August, and that also serve as the community’s annual application for CDBG funding. The Action Plans detail the proposed community development programs and activities for the year, and explain how they address the priorities and goals expressed in the ConPlan. The annual Community Needs Assessment also has a significant role in shaping the annual Action Plans.
Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is an evaluation of the City’s progress toward the goals of the ConPlan over the past year. The CAPER serves as a performance report to HUD, accounting for the CDBG funds the City has received.
Citizens Participation Plan
The CDBG program requires that a city have a formal and detailed Citizens Participation Plan that lists and describes its policies and procedures for public participation. | Citizens Participation Plan 1998 (amended 2005)
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